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2012-04-10 10:35:44 AM
When will this movie just GO AWAY??
 
2012-04-10 10:37:23 AM
1, if thats true I'm off to sell my copy.

2, this goes out to all the new and old Titanic fans, the new 3D movie release is a primer to the upcoming Blu-Ray release for X-Mass. It will be some insane box set with a DVD, BR, 3D BR and more discs than I will never watch.

/crap, I just made the demand for the old DVD drop.
 
2012-04-10 10:37:56 AM

forteblast: When will this movie just GO AWAY??


Probably about the same time Avatar does. James Cameron's stuff is like that.
 
2012-04-10 10:39:26 AM
I'm generally against pirating things, but if studios are going to be dicks like this, then pirate away. But don't pirate Titanic, because that's just 3 hours of your life you won't get back.
 
2012-04-10 10:39:32 AM
If only there was some kind of digital way we could distribute encoded video information instead, like via some kind of network where one computer connects to another, instead of via inefficient and wasteful physical media. It seems like such a brilliantly simple solution that I can't believe nobody has figured out a way to do this, yet.
 
2012-04-10 10:39:59 AM
Sounds like a good investment opportunity. If they're selling for $50 now, then as collectors items they will probably just go up in price over time. Could probably put your kids through college if you bought a box of them.
 
2012-04-10 10:42:50 AM
Titanic II: The Olympic

Tagline: It can't be stopped. It can't be reasoned with. It's going to cruise the Atlantic for 20 Years and be scrapped in the Depression after a series of "booze cruises".

Titanic II: Where Boring Trans-Atlantic Travel meets unadulterated Longevity.

Titanic III: Gigantic Love

Tagline: The Titainic's Newest Sister Ship is a Nurse in the Mediterranean during WWI. There She meets and falls for a German Mine in a taste of forbidden love. Will her fortunes sink?

/Got nothing.
//Sorry, too early yet.
 
2012-04-10 10:52:29 AM
I got the deluxe edition with commentary years ago as a Christmas present, and it was chock full of the usual Cameron extras. For the first time, however, it had a commentary track. Cameron started the track by announcing "I don't see the point of these..."

Cameron was still being sued by a family member of the crewman who was depicted in the movie committing suicide with his sidearm. Instead of just leaving it alone, he spent two minutes explaining that there wasn't any proof that particular crewman DIDN'T commit suicide, so Cameron was completely in the right including that in the film.

Anyway, by the end of the commentary I had learned a great deal, but first and foremost I had learned that James Cameron is a giant, egotistical douchebag. While this wan't a new revelation, I could see why he avoided commentary in the past (Aliens laserdisc a noted exception). He's not a particularly likable fellow.

Best intentionally hilarious commentaries? Kevin Smith. Bes unintentionally hilarious? Schwarzenegger. Most informative? Any of Jackson's on the LOTR trilogy. Most absurd commentary of all time? Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier on Road House, primarily because neither one had anything to do with the film at all so they spend the whole movie ripping on it.

Roger Ebert also did a fantastic technical commentary for Dark City. Even if you don't like the film, the commentary is worth listening to.
 
2012-04-10 10:53:56 AM

Millennium: forteblast: When will this movie just GO AWAY??

Probably about the same time Avatar does. James Cameron's stuff is like that.


All I want is a decent release of The Abyss. The only option now is a non-anamorphic DVD that looks horrible on any reasonably sized TV.
 
2012-04-10 10:56:10 AM
If you are watching any other version of Titanic than this, you should be ashamed of yourself.

www.rifftrax.com

/hotlinks
 
2012-04-10 10:57:18 AM

BadAdviceGuy: Sounds like a good investment opportunity. If they're selling for $50 now, then as collectors items they will probably just go up in price over time. Could probably put your kids through college if you bought a box of them.


I wish I would have thought of that before dropping my life savings on all those Thomas Kinkade prints.
 
2012-04-10 10:58:49 AM

trotsky: Titanic II: The Olympic

Tagline: It can't be stopped. It can't be reasoned with. It's going to cruise the Atlantic for 20 Years and be scrapped in the Depression after a series of "booze cruises".

Titanic II: Where Boring Trans-Atlantic Travel meets unadulterated Longevity.

Titanic III: Gigantic Love

Tagline: The Titainic's Newest Sister Ship is a Nurse in the Mediterranean during WWI. There She meets and falls for a German Mine in a taste of forbidden love. Will her fortunes sink?

/Got nothing.
//Sorry, too early yet.


TITANIC II: BISMARCKIC
In 1938, a German student and English student have a forbidden (gay!) romance at Oxford (okay, maybe not so forbidden... Oxford), despite one having a pregnant fiancée at home. But they are separated by The War, and one ends up on the Bismarck, one as an aircraft carrier pilot in the North Atlantic. Obviously, German dude, who was also probably a spy or whatever despite having a conscience and a real love for English guy, eats it in the ensuing sinking, because tragedy. Bismarck's captain: Billy Zane. Kathy Bates plays Churchill.
 
2012-04-10 11:00:50 AM
When the movie came out, my GF bought it and her and my kids sat down to watch. My daughter asked me if I was going to watch it too. "No, just let me know when the boat sinks".

/only part worth watching
 
2012-04-10 11:01:30 AM

NeoCortex42: Millennium: forteblast: When will this movie just GO AWAY??

Probably about the same time Avatar does. James Cameron's stuff is like that.

All I want is a decent release of The Abyss. The only option now is a non-anamorphic DVD that looks horrible on any reasonably sized TV.


I just picked up a VHS copy of it from the local Salvation Army, and plan on ripping it to DVD at some point. I'm also going to do that with the VHS Star Wars trilogy I have. It's the theatrical releases, so they are essentially un-farked with.

/My TV probably isn't "reasonably sized".
 
2012-04-10 11:02:10 AM

Millennium: forteblast: When will this movie just GO AWAY??

Probably about the same time Avatar does. James Cameron's stuff is like that.


Yeah. It's getting to the point where I'd really like to replace my Terminator 2 DVD with a $5.49 Blu-ray from Amazon, but I don't want to give James Cameron any more money.
 
2012-04-10 11:02:18 AM
I might sell mine then, the wife will never know.
 
2012-04-10 11:04:23 AM

bobbette: trotsky: Titanic II: The Olympic

Tagline: It can't be stopped. It can't be reasoned with. It's going to cruise the Atlantic for 20 Years and be scrapped in the Depression after a series of "booze cruises".

Titanic II: Where Boring Trans-Atlantic Travel meets unadulterated Longevity.

Titanic III: Gigantic Love

Tagline: The Titainic's Newest Sister Ship is a Nurse in the Mediterranean during WWI. There She meets and falls for a German Mine in a taste of forbidden love. Will her fortunes sink?

/Got nothing.
//Sorry, too early yet.

TITANIC II: BISMARCKIC
In 1938, a German student and English student have a forbidden (gay!) romance at Oxford (okay, maybe not so forbidden... Oxford), despite one having a pregnant fiancée at home. But they are separated by The War, and one ends up on the Bismarck, one as an aircraft carrier pilot in the North Atlantic. Obviously, German dude, who was also probably a spy or whatever despite having a conscience and a real love for English guy, eats it in the ensuing sinking, because tragedy. Bismarck's captain: Billy Zane. Kathy Bates plays Churchill.


I thought you were going to go with the gay English student being Alan Turing, and him being partly responsible for the locating of the Bismarck through his work at Bletchley Park...
 
2012-04-10 11:05:18 AM

Lsherm: Roger Ebert also did a fantastic technical commentary for Dark City. Even if you don't like the film, the commentary is worth listening to.


Loved the movie (didn't understand how my friends hated it but loved the Matrix...), have the movie, need to listen to that!
 
2012-04-10 11:05:42 AM

NeoCortex42: Millennium: forteblast: When will this movie just GO AWAY??

Probably about the same time Avatar does. James Cameron's stuff is like that.

All I want is a decent release of The Abyss. The only option now is a non-anamorphic DVD that looks horrible on any reasonably sized TV.


I'm not sure that's ever coming unless Cameron pays for it himself. He already spent a pretty penny finishing off the extra 28 minutes. He'd have to go back and redo the whole film again to get it looking right on modern TVs. I mean, they've automated the process, but that probably isn't good enough for Cameron.
 
2012-04-10 11:06:42 AM
I believe the sinking of the Titanic was really a terrorist plot by al-Qaeda and Ronald Reagan. Osama bin Laden used Kate Winslet's breasts to distract the crew which caused the ship to collide with the iceberg. The fear of rogue icebergs allowed Reagan to advance his Star Wars program to destroy any threatening land mass, including communist controlled ones. Very clever
 
2012-04-10 11:07:50 AM

dittybopper: NeoCortex42: Millennium: forteblast: When will this movie just GO AWAY??

Probably about the same time Avatar does. James Cameron's stuff is like that.

All I want is a decent release of The Abyss. The only option now is a non-anamorphic DVD that looks horrible on any reasonably sized TV.

I just picked up a VHS copy of it from the local Salvation Army, and plan on ripping it to DVD at some point. I'm also going to do that with the VHS Star Wars trilogy I have. It's the theatrical releases, so they are essentially un-farked with.

/My TV probably isn't "reasonably sized".


first off - the dvd of The Abyss has the director's cut and is quite a bit better than the theatrical version.

Second - if you happen to have an xbox 360, it does this thing that will stretch a non-anamorphic dvd to correct 16:9 dimensions, and it scales so well that you can't tell that it is stretched.

third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid. either get the laserdiscs and rip those or do yourself a favor and get one of the fan edits that uses high quality sources to re-create the original theatrical versions. they STOMP everything that Lucas has actually released for purchase.
 
2012-04-10 11:09:07 AM
Blimey!
 
2012-04-10 11:09:52 AM
want to get really drunk really fast? play the "rose\jack" game while watching titanic. simply drink a shot any time someone says "jack" or "rose".

you will be dead of alcohol poisoning about 45 minutes into the film.
 
2012-04-10 11:10:14 AM
Or one could watch it every weekend on any number of channels, including Telemundo! Soy el reino del mundo!!!!
 
2012-04-10 11:10:29 AM

Jake Havechek: Blimey!


Cor!
 
2012-04-10 11:11:01 AM
I'm kinda surprised. There's a few dozen used copies of it on amazon but the cheapest is 29 bucks. Which is odd given how many damn copies of it sold and how often you'd see them in the ten dollar rack at supermarket checkouts.

Note to self: Check grocery stores for copies of Titanic to sell on Amazon.
 
2012-04-10 11:11:37 AM

Lsherm: I got the deluxe edition with commentary years ago as a Christmas present, and it was chock full of the usual Cameron extras. For the first time, however, it had a commentary track. Cameron started the track by announcing "I don't see the point of these..."

Cameron was still being sued by a family member of the crewman who was depicted in the movie committing suicide with his sidearm. Instead of just leaving it alone, he spent two minutes explaining that there wasn't any proof that particular crewman DIDN'T commit suicide, so Cameron was completely in the right including that in the film.

Anyway, by the end of the commentary I had learned a great deal, but first and foremost I had learned that James Cameron is a giant, egotistical douchebag. While this wan't a new revelation, I could see why he avoided commentary in the past (Aliens laserdisc a noted exception). He's not a particularly likable fellow.

Best intentionally hilarious commentaries? Kevin Smith. Bes unintentionally hilarious? Schwarzenegger. Most informative? Any of Jackson's on the LOTR trilogy. Most absurd commentary of all time? Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier on Road House, primarily because neither one had anything to do with the film at all so they spend the whole movie ripping on it.

Roger Ebert also did a fantastic technical commentary for Dark City. Even if you don't like the film, the commentary is worth listening to.


I love the commentary track for One Crazy Summer. It has the director, Curtis Armstrong, and Bobcat Goldthwait. Bobcat is hilarious.
 
2012-04-10 11:21:42 AM

dr.zaeus: If you are watching any other version of Titanic than this, you should be ashamed of yourself.

[www.rifftrax.com image 500x667]

/hotlinks


That is the ONLY version of Titanic I've ever seen.
 
2012-04-10 11:27:22 AM
The original 2-disc DVD release of TRON was selling for $300+ just months before the release of TRON Legacy. It can now be had on Blu-ray for $15 or less.
 
2012-04-10 11:27:41 AM

Satanic_Hamster: I'm kinda surprised. There's a few dozen used copies of it on amazon but the cheapest is 29 bucks. Which is odd given how many damn copies of it sold and how often you'd see them in the ten dollar rack at supermarket checkouts.

Note to self: Check grocery stores for copies of Titanic to sell on Amazon.


Paramount knew there was going to be a re-release so they stopped shipping new copies of the DVD in 2010. There will be another, newer release of the movie on DVD and BR this year.

So the "increase" in the price of the film is going to be pretty temporary.
 
2012-04-10 11:29:36 AM

noazark: The original 2-disc DVD release of TRON was selling for $300+ just months before the release of TRON Legacy. It can now be had on Blu-ray for $15 or less.


this is because people are stupid.
 
2012-04-10 11:40:46 AM

frepnog: third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid.


Actually, no it isn't.
 
2012-04-10 11:43:30 AM

frepnog: noazark: The original 2-disc DVD release of TRON was selling for $300+ just months before the release of TRON Legacy. It can now be had on Blu-ray for $15 or less.

this is because people are stupid.


Yeah, I watched it again on youtube before the movie and waited until the price came down to earth to pick up on DVD.

I do have an unopened DVD of Titanic due to my girlfriend not caring to watch it again... hmmmm....
 
2012-04-10 11:46:03 AM

dittybopper: frepnog: third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid.

Actually, no it isn't.


don't be obtuse. I own star wars on vhs, INCLUDING a widescreen VHS copy of the original release of episode one. Came in a neat collector's box with a book and a cell from the film.

The video and audio sucks. Period. For the time it was decent, but come on. the non-anamorphic dvd theatrical versions that came with the special edition dvds look better. FAR better. Tech has moved on, and VHS can't compete. There are much better options... and you won't even have to pay for the best options.
 
2012-04-10 11:49:26 AM
Man, I totatally should have bought this film out of the 5-dollar bin in Wal-Mart, despite hating it, as I could be making a mint selling it now to be able to buy Criterion blu-rays. Not The Third Man, because that's over 100 bucks because it's out of print

Several of my DVDs are worth a pretty penny right now. Yellow Submarine's about 30-40 bucks used, despite the Blu-ray coming out in May. Harold and Maude is up to around 50, and Criterion's postponed the Blu-ray until June (was supposed to come out this month). The original DVD box sets of The Monkees TV series? Those are worth a couple hundred bucks right now, despite the re-releases back in September in uglier packaging. They were high before, but since Davy Jones died, Monkees stuff has sky-rocketed. That's depressing.

People are idiots when it comes to collecting shiat, and I say that as a person who buys Criterion Blu-rays.
 
2012-04-10 11:58:24 AM

trotsky: Titanic II: The Olympic

Tagline: It can't be stopped. It can't be reasoned with. It's going to cruise the Atlantic for 20 Years and be scrapped in the Depression after a series of "booze cruises".

Titanic II: Where Boring Trans-Atlantic Travel meets unadulterated Longevity.

Titanic III: Gigantic Love

Tagline: The Titainic's Newest Sister Ship is a Nurse in the Mediterranean during WWI. There She meets and falls for a German Mine in a taste of forbidden love. Will her fortunes sink?

/Got nothing.
//Sorry, too early yet.


picturesofthetitanic.net

Actual question: Surely they produced "Special 100th Anniversary Edition DVDs?"
 
2012-04-10 12:00:49 PM

noazark: The original 2-disc DVD release of TRON was selling for $300+ just months before the release of TRON Legacy. It can now be had on Blu-ray for $15 or less.


Man, I missed the boat on that one...
 
2012-04-10 12:01:38 PM

frepnog: noazark: The original 2-disc DVD release of TRON was selling for $300+ just months before the release of TRON Legacy. It can now be had on Blu-ray for $15 or less.

this is because people are stupid.


Hell I made $650 off of stupidity. Back when Star Wars Episode 1 came out I managed to get a pass to the first showing in DC from work. I didnt feel like going so my brother put it on Ebay. It was amazing how high it went so fast and this was just for one pass. The guy seemed shocked that I would just sell the pass and not go. They were nice passes though. Hologramed and it had that weird stamp kind of like a public notery stamp when it rasies the paper. All of the otehr passes I got from work never had features like that.
 
2012-04-10 12:08:57 PM
Um, we learned it's not a joke....

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-10 12:16:43 PM

Lsherm: Best intentionally hilarious commentaries? Kevin Smith. Bes unintentionally hilarious? Schwarzenegger. Most informative? Any of Jackson's on the LOTR trilogy. Most absurd commentary of all time? Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier on Road House, primarily because neither one had anything to do with the film at all so they spend the whole movie ripping on it.


The commentary to Conan the Barbarian is genius. Arnold laughing at a stunt man that never gets hurt, then broken his leg. The director stating "Conan is a thinking man, he's always THINKING" as Arnold squints into the distance. Stating the love scene with Valeria is so tasteful because you don't see any nudity.... and then she rolls over, exposing her breasts.

It's like they hadn't watched the movie in 20 years.
 
2012-04-10 12:19:12 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Um, we learned it's not a joke....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x309]


Oh God, my brother told me that was on Netflix, and he actually watched it. He has terrible tastes in film though.
 
2012-04-10 12:24:14 PM
The VHS is best anyway. That way you can just throw away the first tape and watch the second one when the ship is sinking and that guy jumps off and hits the propeller.
 
2012-04-10 12:28:11 PM

frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid.

Actually, no it isn't.

don't be obtuse. I own star wars on vhs, INCLUDING a widescreen VHS copy of the original release of episode one. Came in a neat collector's box with a book and a cell from the film.

The video and audio sucks. Period. For the time it was decent, but come on. the non-anamorphic dvd theatrical versions that came with the special edition dvds look better. FAR better. Tech has moved on, and VHS can't compete. There are much better options... and you won't even have to pay for the best options.


I bet you have a very large high definition TV, and Monster cables, right?
 
2012-04-10 12:29:12 PM

Millennium: forteblast: When will this movie just GO AWAY??

Probably about the same time Avatar does. James Cameron's stuff is like that.



Listen, and understand. That movie is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
 
2012-04-10 12:32:10 PM

Swoop1809: The VHS is best anyway. That way you can just throw away the first tape and watch the second one when the ship is sinking and that guy jumps off and hits the propeller.


This. Titanic is one of the only films I still own on VHS, and solely for this reason.

I also have UHF and Tapeheads on VHS, because any other medium ruins their whole gestalt.
 
2012-04-10 12:37:31 PM

dittybopper: frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid.

Actually, no it isn't.

don't be obtuse. I own star wars on vhs, INCLUDING a widescreen VHS copy of the original release of episode one. Came in a neat collector's box with a book and a cell from the film.

The video and audio sucks. Period. For the time it was decent, but come on. the non-anamorphic dvd theatrical versions that came with the special edition dvds look better. FAR better. Tech has moved on, and VHS can't compete. There are much better options... and you won't even have to pay for the best options.

I bet you have a very large high definition TV, and Monster cables, right?


i do have a large HDTV. Monster cables are a rip-off. And none of that changes the fact that the VHS tapes look like crap. Even on a SDTV, DVDs look much much better than VHS.
 
2012-04-10 12:52:36 PM

frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid.

Actually, no it isn't.

don't be obtuse. I own star wars on vhs, INCLUDING a widescreen VHS copy of the original release of episode one. Came in a neat collector's box with a book and a cell from the film.

The video and audio sucks. Period. For the time it was decent, but come on. the non-anamorphic dvd theatrical versions that came with the special edition dvds look better. FAR better. Tech has moved on, and VHS can't compete. There are much better options... and you won't even have to pay for the best options.

I bet you have a very large high definition TV, and Monster cables, right?

i do have a large HDTV. Monster cables are a rip-off. And none of that changes the fact that the VHS tapes look like crap. Even on a SDTV, DVDs look much much better than VHS.


This.

VHS was 250i/p
DVD/SDTV was 480i/p
Blu-ray/HDTV can go from 720i all the way up to 1080p

VHS does not have a better PQ compared to DVD or BD. However, depending on how much effort people have put into the video transfers, some VHS tapes can look better than their DVD counterparts, just as some DVDs look just as good as a BD. If you have a crap video transfer, your movie's going to look like crap regardless as to what video format you're viewing it on.

I have a mid-sized HDTV (42" is considered small to mid-size these days), and no monster cables because they are the shiattiest of shiat, and I have a VCR hooked up to it, and it looks quite ugly, as I can see the pixelation of the VHS tape from 5ft away. I'll still watch it though because I'm not paying insane prices for a used DVD copy of a Disney movie.
 
2012-04-10 12:54:34 PM

frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid.

Actually, no it isn't.

don't be obtuse. I own star wars on vhs, INCLUDING a widescreen VHS copy of the original release of episode one. Came in a neat collector's box with a book and a cell from the film.

The video and audio sucks. Period. For the time it was decent, but come on. the non-anamorphic dvd theatrical versions that came with the special edition dvds look better. FAR better. Tech has moved on, and VHS can't compete. There are much better options... and you won't even have to pay for the best options.

I bet you have a very large high definition TV, and Monster cables, right?

i do have a large HDTV. Monster cables are a rip-off. And none of that changes the fact that the VHS tapes look like crap. Even on a SDTV, DVDs look much much better than VHS.


If you are watching the movie on a relatively small standard definition TV, you don't need the extra definition. It doesn't serve any purpose.

Besides which, 1. I already own the videotapes, and 2. Finding the laser discs of the original trilogy, plus a player, would take up more time and money than I would care to spend on such a project. The *ONLY* real reason I'm even considering it is that I'm starting to actively get rid of the VHS movies.

I mean, I don't need to count the Han Solo's nose hairs, nor do I need ear-splittingly loud (but crystal clear!) theater quality sound. More power to you if you do, but I think just dumping the tapes to DVD will be fine for me.
 
2012-04-10 12:54:49 PM

Lsherm: Best intentionally hilarious commentaries? Kevin Smith. Bes unintentionally hilarious? Schwarzenegger. Most informative? Any of Jackson's on the LOTR trilogy. Most absurd commentary of all time? Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier on Road House, primarily because neither one had anything to do with the film at all so they spend the whole movie ripping on it.

Roger Ebert also did a fantastic technical commentary for Dark City. Even if you don't like the film, the commentary is worth listening to.


The worst commentary I've ever heard is Billy "farkin" Friedkin on The Exorcist. He has nothing to say about the film, he just tells you what's happening plot-wise in each scene. I've never seen a major director completely miss the point of commentary tracks the way he did.
 
2012-04-10 12:56:54 PM

dittybopper: frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: dittybopper: frepnog: third - don't bother with the vhs versions of star wars. the video and audio is horrid.

Actually, no it isn't.

don't be obtuse. I own star wars on vhs, INCLUDING a widescreen VHS copy of the original release of episode one. Came in a neat collector's box with a book and a cell from the film.

The video and audio sucks. Period. For the time it was decent, but come on. the non-anamorphic dvd theatrical versions that came with the special edition dvds look better. FAR better. Tech has moved on, and VHS can't compete. There are much better options... and you won't even have to pay for the best options.

I bet you have a very large high definition TV, and Monster cables, right?

i do have a large HDTV. Monster cables are a rip-off. And none of that changes the fact that the VHS tapes look like crap. Even on a SDTV, DVDs look much much better than VHS.

If you are watching the movie on a relatively small standard definition TV, you don't need the extra definition. It doesn't serve any purpose.

Besides which, 1. I already own the videotapes, and 2. Finding the laser discs of the original trilogy, plus a player, would take up more time and money than I would care to spend on such a project. The *ONLY* real reason I'm even considering it is that I'm starting to actively get rid of the VHS movies.

I mean, I don't need to count the Han Solo's nose hairs, nor do I need ear-splittingly loud (but crystal clear!) theater quality sound. More power to you if you do, but I think just dumping the tapes to DVD will be fine for me.


Also this, despite me defending HD in my previous post. It really depends on how much you enjoy a film. I have a farkton of DVDs that are available on Blu-ray, yet I don't plan on upgrading the majority of them, because I don't like them as much as others.
 
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